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Thread: New BMW M3 - Mineral White/Sahkir Orange gets the works

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    New BMW M3 - Mineral White/Sahkir Orange gets the works

    Finally with the move to the new shop and all the holiday specials we have been working on I had some time to get some work done on my own car.

    I was lucky enough to pick up a 2015 Mineral White M3 without any major imperfections.

    Let's start with the interior clean up first.

    We pulled out all the wrapper and a few of the decals on the glass. Did a vac and wipe down with a cockpit cleaner, followed by a nice leather cleaning and conditioning to prevent denim transfer. Glass was done as well as door jambs were sealed.

    Here is a list of products used on the interior.

    1Z einszett Cockpit
    Leather Master Strong Cleaner
    Leather Master Barrier
    Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner
    1Z einszett Gummi Pflege Stift Rubber Care Stick

    Tools used
    Metro Jumbo Vac n Blow
    Uber Leather and Carpet Brush
    Uber Microfiber Towels
    Uber Microfiber Applicator Pad


    Removing the tags and wrapper left in the car

    Leather cleaning and conditioning - even though the car is new I decided to clean with Leather Master Strong Cleaner followed with Leather Master Barrier to do some preventive maintenance to protect the leather from denim transfer.

    Door Jambs cleaned and protected - Sonax Polymer Net Shield was used on the jambs

    Door seals cleaned and protected with 1Z einszett Gummi - great way to keep them fresh and new as well as during the winter months its keeps your doors from freezing shut.

    After shots

    Moving on to the exterior prep and Xpel Ultimate installation.

    - Wheels were cleaned
    - Tires were cleaned and dressed up with Adam's Super VRT
    - Wheel wells were cleaned up
    - Washed with 1Z einszett Glanz Shampoo
    - Decon with Sonax Fallout Remover
    - NanoSkin AutoScrub Mitt
    - Clay
    - Door jambs were cleaned up
    - Dried
    - Masking
    - Paint Measurement
    - Final Polish - Sonax Perfect Finish 4/6
    - Cleaned paint with Menzerna Top Inspection
    - Last step - Sonax Polymer Net Shield (will apply a coating when I can put more time on the car)
    - Inspection with LED, Fenix and natural sunlight
    - Rubber and Plastics Treated
    - Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned
    - Exhaust tips cleaned

    Products used:

    1Z einszett Glanz Shampoo
    Uber Clay Bar
    Sonax Fall Out Remover
    Auto Finesse Oblitarate
    NanoSkin AutoScrub Mitt
    Sonax Perfect Finish
    Sonax Polymer Net Shield
    Adam's Super VRT
    Menzerna Top Inspection
    Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner

    Tools used
    Uber Quick Detail MF Towels
    Uber All Purpose MF Towels
    Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
    Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
    Rupes BigFoot LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
    Uber Buffing Pads
    Defelsko Paint Meter
    Fenix TK35
    2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
    Adam's Firehose Nozzle
    Metro Air Force Blaster

    Before shots

    Wheel cleaning - Sonax Wheel Cleaner Plus and various brushes

    Uber Boar's Hair Brush for the lugs

    Wheel Woolies for behind the spokes and the first 1/2 of the inner wheel barrels

    EZ Detail Brush for the back half of the wheels and in between the calipers and wheels - super tight especially with the stock 19's.

    Smaller Wheel Woolies for between the spokes

    Adam's Boulder Brush for the face of the wheels - super gentle.

    Rinse them off.

    Decon with Sonax Fallout Remover (it pulled up quite a bit of iron particles and fallout with only a few hundred miles on it)

    After all the decon wash pressure washed off we foam the car

    Phil Yiu
    Detailer's Domain

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    Rinse and blow dry

    With the darker/matte wheels I have found we always need to go back and hit them up with a detail spray to ensure they are perfectly clean.

    Washed and Dried - next up clay bar

    Making sure the car is perfect prior to the Xpel Ultimate Clear Film installation. A good polish with Sonax Perfect Finish and the Rupes LHR21 with Rupes Yellow Pad.

    After the complete prep we made sure all the areas that were getting protected with Xpel were cleaned a few times with an IPA wipe down.

    Areas being covered - front bumper, full front fenders, full hood, mirrors, headlights, a pillars, front of the roof, door cups, full side skirts, luggage area on the back bumper and behind the rear wheels on the rear bumper.

    Some final touches -
    Glass cleaned after the Xpel Ultimate was installed -

    Getting the tires cleaned and dressed - using Stoner's Tarminator, Auto Finesse Obilitarate, Adam's Super VRT

    No after shots with the stock set up we went to Ben and Mark at Rogue Engineering for some goodies.

    Rogue Engineering installed H&R Springs, Rogue Engineering Spacers 12 mm, and Rogue Engineering Stainless Steel Brake Lines



    RE 12MM Spacers Front and Rear

    RE SS Lines


    RE SS lines installed

    Back at DD it was cleaned it up and took some final shots.



    Hope you enjoyed it, email me with any questions about this write up or anything else detailed related.
    Phil Yiu
    Detailer's Domain

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    Gorgeous car. Wrong transmission, right color combination (in my not-so-humble opinion).
    2017 Subaru BRZ Limited w/ Performance Pack 6MT
    2003 Audi RS 6 quattro 5AT - sold

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